Three Reasons to Eat Your Beans

We love beans at Farmers’. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Why? Because they’re good for us  …  and super versatile. Here’s why we think you should love them, too:

A great source of protein

Combine your favorite bean with rice or couscous and you’ll have a complete protein! This makes beans a great choice for vegetarians and vegans looking for an easy way to add more protein to their diet.

Nutrient rich

Beans contain a number of important nutrients, including folate, zinc, iron, magnesium, and fiber, that will help boost your immune system and energy levels.

Antioxidants

Beans are loaded with polyphenals, a type of antioxidant that protects your cells against the effects of free radicals. Polyphenals have been shown to play an important role in improving your heart health and reducing inflammation.

Come, get your beans!

What better time of year to celebrate the almighty bean than during Farmers’ Fiesta?!

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we’re taking 10% off our Rancho Gordo beans. And these aren’t just any beans. They’re heirloom beans native to the New World.

Company founder Steve Sando is passionate about his beans. “All of my agricultural pursuits have been based on being someone who likes to cook but gets frustrated by the lack of ingredients, especially those that are native to the New World,” Steve writes on Rancho Gordo’s website.

“One of the things that originally drew me to beans was the fact that they are indigenous to the Americas. … New World food is exciting, tasty, healthy, romantic, and possibly, easier on the earth.”

Some of the best bean dishes are super simple. All you need is garlic, onion, carrots, celery, a few herbs, and your favorite beans, of course, for a nutritious and delicious meal. Check out this how-to video on Rancho Gordo’s website. 

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